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slade wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 9:08 am
I have to admit I did the same thing, except the woman started going then slammed the brakes on as I was checking left, the difference is we were turning into a guarded lane so there was absolutely no reason for her to do it. I went through insurance, my premium went up about $10 a month and its already going back down.
Glad you admitted fault. The reality is you were impatient. Hey we've all been there.
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slade wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 9:08 am
I have to admit I did the same thing, except the woman started going then slammed the brakes on as I was checking left, the difference is we were turning into a guarded lane so there was absolutely no reason for her to do it. I went through insurance, my premium went up about $10 a month and its already going back down.
Sorry, but lady in front of you is an idiot. I would have gotten out and reamed her for stopping. She had a full lane to go into.

Obviously your fault for hitting her, not denying that, but stupid drivers like this are the reasons accidents happen.

Know why she stopped? She was going to go directly into the left lane, like a complete and utter idiot. She had no intention of going into the correct lane.
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DaVibe wrote:
Jul 21st, 2016 6:30 pm
If you're hesitant on a 2-lane opening, fine, but you should be timing it so that you can go between cars.
But on a 3-lane opening (1 lane for the left-hand turner, 1 middle lane, 1 lane for you, the right-hand turner), you should be going.

In an emergency situation, you have brakes, you have a steering wheel, you have a horn and you have lights. Lots of tools at your disposal. Even the gas pedal.
I think it shows a lack of confidence behind the wheel, which is fine, we aren't all pros out there. However, I'll still honk at you to turn :)



It's about timing. If you're already completely in the lane, as you should be, then it's an unsafe lane change on their part.
You guys are lulling too much making this turn.
Exactly. Thank you.

Someone not turning right with a wide open lane is getting an extremely long honk. Although, driving in Markham and Brampton has lost most of my horns power.
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Yeah I never did not admit fault as I hit from behind, the cop that showed up didn't ticket me, just told us to go to the reporting station and deal with it.
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slade wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 9:08 am
I have to admit I did the same thing, except the woman started going then slammed the brakes on as I was checking left, the difference is we were turning into a guarded lane so there was absolutely no reason for her to do it. I went through insurance, my premium went up about $10 a month and its already going back down.
I thought this happens more when the lane is guarded than when not guarded. If lane is not dedicated, people tend not to build up the required speed.

Also, on snowy days when traction is poor.

Of course, now your chance of this happening again is low, but won't stop the driver behind you rear ending you.

So my strategy is to not lead people on by riding the brake gliding forward , or not initiate at all until it's clear. Which cause some impatient jerks to slam on the horn.
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squadz wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 11:02 am
Sorry, but lady in front of you is an idiot. I would have gotten out and reamed her for stopping. She had a full lane to go into.

Obviously your fault for hitting her, not denying that, but stupid drivers like this are the reasons accidents happen.

Know why she stopped? She was going to go directly into the left lane, like a complete and utter idiot. She had no intention of going into the correct lane.
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Jul 22nd, 2016 4:49 pm
A dog got loose from a little girl and decided to run directly in front of me.
Dammmn. So, any damage to your car?
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slade wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 9:08 am
I have to admit I did the same thing, except the woman started going then slammed the brakes on as I was checking left, the difference is we were turning into a guarded lane so there was absolutely no reason for her to do it. I went through insurance, my premium went up about $10 a month and its already going back down.
This happens every day. Drivers like that lady in front are unexperienced ones who don't know how to merge into traffic properly. These drivers either will stop at the begining or the end of the guarded lane. That's why the cop didn't give you a ticket. But again it's not your turn to check the left for traffic yet.
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slade wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 9:08 am
I have to admit I did the same thing, except the woman started going then slammed the brakes on as I was checking left, the difference is we were turning into a guarded lane so there was absolutely no reason for her to do it. I went through insurance, my premium went up about $10 a month and its already going back down.
slade wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 11:27 am
Yeah I never did not admit fault as I hit from behind, the cop that showed up didn't ticket me, just told us to go to the reporting station and deal with it.
I'm amazed you came through with only so few repercussions - lol, where approximately do you live?

AFAIK, in Ontario or the GTA at the least you would've ended up with more than a $120/year hike - it would be more like $1000 since you were clearly at fault with self-incriminating evidence.

I am glad the cop didn't ticket - but some others aren't that lucky and have even ended up with huge tickets such as careless driving.

Sorry I am being such a pessimist, I hate Ontario auto insurance with a passion but seeing that you came through relatively unscathed is more than good news.
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slade wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 9:08 am
I have to admit I did the same thing, except the woman started going then slammed the brakes on as I was checking left, the difference is we were turning into a guarded lane so there was absolutely no reason for her to do it. I went through insurance, my premium went up about $10 a month and its already going back down.
Kudos for posting. This might be the first video in the thread where someone admitted their own fault!

I think there may be a reason the car stopped however - just as you hit her a blue car moved into her lane just ahead of her. If this happens frequently in that area I can see why she was cautious.
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vkizzle wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 10:08 am
Not an excuse...
To be fair to him he doesn't appear to be using it as an excuse.
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squadz wrote:
Jul 22nd, 2016 11:02 am
Sorry, but lady in front of you is an idiot. I would have gotten out and reamed her for stopping. She had a full lane to go into.

Obviously your fault for hitting her, not denying that, but stupid drivers like this are the reasons accidents happen.

Know why she stopped? She was going to go directly into the left lane, like a complete and utter idiot. She had no intention of going into the correct lane.
I don't know the area where this happened, but if it's known that people frequently move into the right land immediately after the exit, then it would be better to proceed cautiously? There was a car that moved into her lane just as she was hit, maybe she saw the signals from the blue car and decided to wait?

Ideally yes, there should be no reason for her to stop knowing that there was a dedicated lane.
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Taxi high beams and honks me for stopping for a street car stop then high beams me again for not punching it when the door closes so I give him a little payback. His passenger will probably take uber next time.

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konsensei wrote:
Jul 21st, 2016 2:05 pm
No, You don't always right turn on a "wide open" lane. The reason is that I saw some idiots lane change through the intersection, and end up on this "wide open" right lane of yours. Not entirely your fault because the drivers are not supposed to lane change in the intersection, but it can be avoided all together by just a few seconds of waiting.
Actually there is nothing in HTA that makes changing lanes in intersection illegal. The problem is not they change lanes in intersection but the fact they change without signaling and/or with great speed so you get no chance to see it. This is an unsafe lane change which is indeed illegal.

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